The Blue Ash Police Department is investigating at least five catalytic converter thefts in a week.
Police say all of the thefts have occurred during the night time hours in the Deercross, Walnut Creek, Hunters Creek, and Fox Run apartment complexes.
The expensive metals in the catalytic converters, platinum and iridium, makes them worthwhile targets for scrap metal thieves.
Citizens are urged to report suspicious activity to the police immediately. This activity might include persons loitering in the parking lot or in-between parked cars during late night hours and possibly carrying duffle bags, gym bags, back packs or boxes. Sounds being emitted by a power saw could be an indicator of a theft-in-progress. Occupied parked vehicles or vehicles driving without lit headlights should also be reported.
Anyone with information on these thefts is encouraged to contact the Blue Ash Police Department at (513) 745-8555.